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Stasa Salacanin


Stasa Salacanin is a freelance journalist who writes for several newspapers across the Middle East, including BQ Doha and Qatar Today. He has written extensively on Middle Eastern affairs, trade and political relations, Syria and Yemen, terrorism and defence.

While some European governments have distanced themselves from the 'bloody prince', this cannot be said for the US administration which remains the main backer of Saudi Arabia under MbS.

02 October, 2019

While Qatar has declared that it will build a new seaport in Somalia, Saudi Arabia has recognised the passport of autonomous Somaliland, amplifying political and ethnic divisions in the country.

20 September, 2019

Cooperation between Turkish and Qatari militaries has notably intensified since the Saudi-led blockade on Qatar, and Turkey is only but strengthening its presence in the small Gulf region.

10 September, 2019

Large parts of the population in Gulf countries are dependent on desalination for their drinking water, but high tensions in the region openly threatens the availability of potable water.

21 August, 2019

Saudi Arabia is experiencing a powerful wave of new nationalism that is transforming domestic politics as well as the country's foreign policy.

20 August, 2019

Analysis: As the JCPOA deteriorates, does it mean that European governments will be more tempted to join the US pressure campaign on Iran?

17 July, 2019

Analysis: The future of the GCC has been called into question with the current blockade on Qatar. Despite the current bad blood between member states, there have been some achievements.

19 June, 2019

Analysis: With the 'liberation' of Tripoli, Haftar would be just a step closer the final victory in the long-lasting civil war. But it is not as close as it seems.

30 May, 2019

Analysis: If Turkey finalises the purchase of the Russian made S-400 surface-to-air missile system, there will be a severe political crisis between Washington and Ankara, writes Stasa Salacanin.

28 May, 2019

Saudi energy giant Aramco is undergoing a strategic transformation responding to shifts in the global energy sector.

17 April, 2019